Charlotte Area Transit System Blue Line Extension
- Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
- Mecklenburg County (North Carolina) Health Department, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and Charlotte Area Transit System
The Mecklenburg County Health Department, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina, Charlotte (UNCC) and the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), conducted an HIA of an extension to the CATS’ Blue Line from the Charlotte City Center to UNCC. The HIA focused on potential health impacts of the extension associated with housing, transportation options, water quality, and stormwater management around the last two stations in the campus community. The HIA found that new housing developments around the stations have the potential to improve health and that increased transit provided by the extension will positively affect health through reduced air pollution and additional opportunities for physical activity. The HIA recommended that policies be created to protect housing affordability and provide a mixture of housing types and that trees and vegetation be planted along the transit corridor to help minimize air pollution and provide natural stormwater management.
The study was supported by the National Association of County and City Health Officials.
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At A Glance
- Completion Date
- 2015, July
- Organization Type
- Government Agency
- Estimated Cost
- The HIA cost approximately $25,000 ($15,000 from the National Association of County and City Health Officials and $10,000 in-kind) in staff time and resources.